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Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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Experience: 2-3 cruises
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4 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska & Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 14, 2006
Ship: Norwegian Star
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 years ago
This was our second cruise with Norwegian and our first on the Star. We enjoyed both cruises a great deal and are most fond of the Free Style dining. It meant we didn't have a set time or place to eat. There were six hot tubs on the Star, though few hearty souls to use them (we did). One day we were in forty-five degree rain sitting in the hot tub, passing the snow covered hills. OK - so maybe we're not the brightest of cruisers.
Even if you have no interest in seeing any of the ports, you MUST see and hear the glaciers. The glaciers have a blue cast and some of the huge chunks of ice floating by will have blue stripes. The thunderous sound of the glaciers cracking in spring and the cascade of ice down the glacier, followed by the crash into the water cannot be described adequately. You've got to be there.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Five free restaurants and five specialty.


3 out of 5
Many things to do every day.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff on the Star, to a person, really lived up to what the cruise director kept saying - "The friendliest crew on the seven seas."

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very nice ship, only five years old.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Room was a bit bigger than on our previous ship.
5 out of 5
Really an interesting old town. One of the local councilmen, who is also an entertainer, came on board and told us a bit about the history of Skagway through song - most entertaining.
3 out of 5
A very nice British city and easy to see.

Pros: The glaciers are beyond spectacular

Cons: It was COLD!

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